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YMMV: Flowers in the Attic
  • Complete Monster: We have Corrinne and Olivia Foxworth. Olivia, Corrinne's mother, is a fanatic who tortures and abuses her family for what she perceives as "sinful." Corrinne, having lost her parents' favor by running away and marrying her own uncle, wants to inherit the family fortune, but cannot if she and her husband had children. She and Olivia lock Corrinne's children in the attic where they leave them for over a year and conspire to slowly poison them in order to do away with the children with none the wiser. The youngest child Cory dies from this.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Olivia the grandmother when her past is revealed in the prequel book Garden of Shadows.
  • Moral Event Horizon: For Cathy, her mother crossed this when she let Cory die.
  • Narm: The movie version is full of it.
    • "Go on. Eat it! EAT THE COOKIE!"
    • "Full of it"? The whole movie is pure Narm.
  • Retroactive Recognition : Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) plays Cathy.

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